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Holbrooks Family History

Holbrooks Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Holbrook with excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Halbrooks, Halbrook, Holbrook, Philbrook, Alsbrooks, Ausbrooks

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Where is the Holbrooks family from?

You can see how Holbrooks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holbrooks family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Holbrooks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Holbrooks families living in Georgia. This was about 27% of all the recorded Holbrooks's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Holbrooks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holbrooks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holbrooks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holbrooks. 35% of Holbrooks men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Holbrooks women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holbrooks were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holbrooks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holbrooks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 119 immigration records available for the last name Holbrooks. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Holbrooks. For the veterans among your Holbrooks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holbrooks lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Holbrooks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Holbrooks in 1951 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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